Grant: What will you receive from the one given you?

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So what do you think God might be able to grant you in order to accomplish His purpose in your life? We learn in Hebrews 13:20-21 how gives us peace, equips us with all we need to do His will, and produces good in us. With all that He is granting us for His purpose, what are you willing to do to receive it?

Ephesians 3:16
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his spirit in your inner being

Today’s Verse of the Day:

May He grant you out of the riches of His glory, to be strengthened and spiritually energized with power through His Spirit in your inner self, [indwelling your innermost being and personality]

Ephesians 3:16 AMP

Therefore, let’s be the dads who are leaning in on God, pursuing His purpose, and allowing Him to produce fruit in and through us. Moreover, let’s be the dads who receive God’s grant out of the riches of His glory that will strengthen and spiritually energize us with the power of the Holy Spirit. Finally, let’s allow God to finish His good works in us so that we will have the heart and character of Jesus.

So how can we apply today’s verse of the day and become the dads God created, planned, and purposes for us to be? What can we do to accept what He is granting us so that we can be the husbands, dads, and men of God this world needs us to be?

Applications of Ephesians 3:16 to helping us receive what grant God is offering us for the sake of our wives, kids, and the world:

  1. Prayer for Strength: Regularly pray for God’s strength and power to be infused into your inner self. Ask Him to grant you the spiritual energy needed to fulfill your responsibilities effectively.
  2. Deepening Spiritual Connection: Seek to cultivate a deep and intimate relationship with God through prayer, meditation, and studying His Word. This connection will help you draw upon His strength.
  3. Leading by Example: As a husband and father, lead your family by example. Show them the importance of relying on God’s strength in all aspects of life.
  4. Spiritual Growth: Use this verse to inspire your personal growth. As you grow spiritually, you’ll be better equipped to guide your family in their faith journey.
  5. Resilience in Challenges: When facing challenges, remember that God’s power is at work within you. Lean on His strength to overcome difficulties and show your family the power of faith.
  6. Emotional Support: Apply the verse’s teaching to offer emotional support to your spouse and children. Encourage them to find strength in God during tough times.
  7. Balancing Responsibilities: Understand that being a husband, father, and man of God requires energy and effort. Rely on God’s strength to balance these roles effectively.
  8. Teaching Your Children: Share the concept of relying on God’s strength with your children. Teach them the importance of a personal relationship with Him as they navigate life’s challenges.
  9. Fostering a Positive Home Environment: Use the verse to create a positive and faith-filled atmosphere at home. Your reliance on God’s strength will inspire your family to do the same.
  10. Community and Accountability: Connect with other men of faith who are also striving to be strong husbands, fathers, and men of God. Accountability and support can help you stay committed to these ideals.

Remember, the journey of becoming the person God intended you to be is ongoing. Regular reflection on this verse, along with intentional application, can help you continually grow and fulfill the role of a loving husband, dedicated father, and impactful man of God.

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